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  • Ayr Races
    Ayr Races
  • The Burns an a' that! Festival gala concert at Ayr Racecourse
    The Burns an a' that! Festival gala concert at Ayr Racecourse
  • Burns storytelling festival at the Brig o' Doon, Alloway
    Burns storytelling festival at the Brig o' Doon, Alloway
  • The fireworks display following the Festival of Light Procession, part of the Marymass Festival
    The fireworks display following the Festival of Light Procession, part of the Marymass Festival
  • The Singing Kettle perform a show at the Festival Club in the Bon Vivant Spiegeltent, Ayr
    The Singing Kettle perform a show at the Festival Club in the Bon Vivant Spiegeltent, Ayr

From Robert Burns to Vikings, Ayrshire & Arran is a vibrant part of Scotland all year round and is alive with events and festivals.

Fans of the arts should navigate their way to the annual Burns an’ a that! Festival where many top venues pay tribute to Scotland’s National Bard. Fans of folk music simply cannot afford to miss out on the very best of local talent at the Arran Folk Festival. For even more variety, including soul, indie-pop, country rocks and blues as well as performances by international artists, check out the friendly ambience at the Darvel Music Festival.

The Boswell Book Festival in May is a charming cultural event with performances, live talks and discussions from a sparkling line-up of writers and artists.

Watch or participate in top sporting events such as Troon Golf Week, and the Scottish Sailing Institute (SSI) regularly hosts competitive events at Largs. Have a punt at the Scottish Grand National or the Ayr Gold Cup at Ayr Racecourse or simply take in the relaxed atmosphere of the Ayr Country Show.

Explore magnificent landscapes and stunning views during the Arran Mountain Festival in May. With a varied programme including glens, ridges, mountains, wildlife and geology, this is your perfect opportunity to discover Arran.

Uncover the delightful spectacle of traditional Highland games across the region during the summer, including the Brodick Highland Games on Arran.

Back in Ayrshire, the Ayr Flower Show is also well worth a visit in August or enjoy top live music from talented Scottish musicians at Live@Troon.

For a fantastic family event, the Largs Viking Festival has battle re-enactments and living history displays which mark the end of Viking rule on Scotland’s west coast. The festival commemorates the Battle of Largs in 1263, the last skirmish between the Scots and the Norse, culminating in a grand Viking galley burning and firework display.

Use the detailed listings which provide details such as locations, contact details, dates and more on events and festivals in Ayrshire & Arran.

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  1. West Coast Rally

    Type

    Sport & Leisure

    Gradings

    Irvine

    A popular family day out supporting Cash for Kids West Sound.

    Dates

    12 Jul 2015
  2. Largs Regatta Week

    Type

    Sport & Leisure

    Gradings

    Largs

    Enjoy the annual week of sailing.

    Dates

    22 Aug 2015 to 30 Aug 2015
  3. Gradings

    Kilmarnock

    Various artifacts from the Napoleonic wars.

    Dates

    9 May 2015 to 30 Sep 2015
  4. Scottish Air Show

    Type

    Sport & Leisure

    Gradings

    Prestwick

    Breathtaking air displays.

    Dates

    5 Sep 2015 to 6 Sep 2015
  5. Gradings

    Maybole

    Take a walk around the extensive country park.

    Dates

    14 Jul 2015
  6. Burnsiana

    Type

    Arts & Cultural

    Gradings

    Ayr

    Following the success of this exhibition in the Dick Institute, Burnsiana will be shown at the Doon Valley Museum.

    Dates

    6 Jun 2015 to 29 Aug 2015
  7. Ugly Bug Ragtime Three

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Ayr

    The jazz trio play vintage ragtime from the 1920s and 30s.

    Dates

    28 Aug 2015
  8. Acorn Craft Fair

    Type

    Arts & Cultural

    Gradings

    Maybole

    A sale of locally made crafts from jewellery to soaps.

    Dates

    18 Jul 2015 to 19 Jul 2015
  9. Bats Galore!: Walk

    Type

    Sport & Leisure

    Gradings

    Maybole

    A ranger-led walk searching for the nocturnal creatures.

    Dates

    6 Jun 2015 to 9 Jul 2015
  10. Keir Hardie - A Hundred Years On

    Type

    Sport & Leisure

    Gradings

    Cumnock

    An exhibition looking a Keir Hardie, his political philosophy, his family life and his legacy.

    Dates

    28 May 2015 to 19 Dec 2015
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